dog owner left with big vet bill after attack on her dog
Burnham-On-Sea dog owner has this week warned beach walkers to beware
after she was left with a big vet's bill following an attack on
her pet at the weekend.
incident happened on Berrow Beach at about 1pm on Saturday 24th
February, says the owner, who is to remain anonymous.
walk my dog there a few times a week - its always so lovely
and peaceful," she says.
Saturday, though, I came across a man who has two German Shepherds
- one of which was very aggressive and attacked my very gentle Dalmatian."
had to take my poor dog bleeding - where he had sunk his canines
deep into her flesh on her side - to an emergency vets which was
a very traumatic experience."
had a big bill and am very upset that someone is allowed to do this.
I feel scared to go back for our lovely walks on Berrow sands."
added: "I am very concerned about going back again. I asked
him to put the dog on the lead which he did. But five minutes later
it was off again, running around with families with children and
feel he is not responsible and does not understand the danger to
other dogs and people around him.
I am very concerned this could happen to anyone else at anytime,
especially to little children."
District Council, which oversees Berrow beach, says it was unaware
of the incident. However, spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We would remind all dog owners and walkers that they should
be respectful towards other dog owners and walkers."
dogs under close control, as well as being mindful that not all
people are as fond of dogs as they are."